NAB file corruption reference against three former Generals

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NAB file corruption reference against three former Generals

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a corruption reference against three former Generals in illegal award of lease of Railways Golf Club, Lahore.

According to a NAB press release, the reference has been filed in the Islamabad Accountability Court against accused Lt Gen (retd) Javed Ashraf Qazi who has served as former secretary/chairman Railways and as a federal minister for communication and Railways.

Other accused include Lt Gen (retd) Saeed-uz-Zaman a former secretary/chairman Railways Board, Maj Gen (retd) Hamid Hassan Butt, Mr Iqbal Samad Khan, Khurshid Ahmed Khan, Brig (retd) Akhtar Ali Baig, Abdul Ghaffar, Ramzan Sheikh, Pervaiz Qureshi, sponsors of Royal Palm Golf Club and five other officers / officials involved in illegal award of lease of “railway golf club, Lahore.

NAB chairman also ordered inquiries against several politicians, former bureaucrats in various cases

The press release further states that in the year 2001, Pakistan Railway offered the lease of its Golf Club at canal bank Lahore for 33 years for which a number of firms submitted bids including MAX Corps Pvt Ltd.

During the bidding process, the lease period was illegally enhanced from 33 years to 49 years.